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Guest blog: Philippine Experience during HTAsialink 2019 Conference and Highlights of Expanding HTA Collaboration and Institutionalisation

By Geovin Dexter Uy and Bernadette joy Almirol
Category : Others

The culmination of HTAsialink 2018, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was when the young researchers from the different health technology assessment (HTA) agencies received awards for their research presentations. Witnessing the award ceremony greatly inspired us, and we vowed that in the following year, the Philippines will also be able to bag awards. Since then, […]

Guest blog: “If You Want to Go Far, Go Together” – Reflections from South-South Knowledge Exchange Session

By Dr. Gunjeet Kaur
Category : Others

This year’s HTAsiaLink annual conference 2019 was on the theme of “Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage” in Seoul, South Korea which was preceded by a day of pre-conference sessions. I would like to thank the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP), Thailand for giving me this wonderful opportunity to attend and participate in […]

Guest blog: reflections of a budding Lao HTA researcher on internship at HITAP & MORU

By Dr. Vanhpheng Chanphothong
Category : Others

My name is Vanhpheng CHANPHOTHONG, I am Laotian. I work at Institute of Research and Education Development, University of Health Sciences, Lao PDR. I was invited to come to Thailand in August 2019 to attend HITAP’s training in economic evaluation and afterwards complete an internship where we looked at introducing typhoid vaccination in Lao PDR. […]

Advancing Universal Health Coverage Through Health Technology Assessment (HTA) – A Perspective from Kerala

By Written by Dr. Rajan N. Khobragade ; Edited by Mr. Sarin KC
Category : Others

The 2019 National University of Singapore (NUS) Initiative to Improve Health in Asia Leadership Development Programme (NIHA LDP) was held at NUS, Singapore from the 24th – 29th June. The event aimed to equip policy-makers with an understanding of  health technology assessment (HTA) for health care priority setting and reimbursement to advance universal health coverage […]

Value Driven Outcomes – allowing the cabins to talk to one another so the boat sails smoothly

By Sarin KC
Category : Others

Background Recently the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) held the Leadership Development Programme (LDP) with primary focus on advancing universal health coverage (UHC) through the use of HTA. And Prof Kishore Mahbubani, who is the Senior Advisor (University & Global Relations) and Professor in the […]

iDSI & India tighten the knot with an HTA workshop and masala dosa!

By Sarin KC
Category : Others

A team of researchers at Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India have been conducting cost-of-illness studies on childhood diarrhoea (rotavirus) and enteric fever (typhoid). And HITAP, through the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI) network, have been providing technical support to the team since August 2018. To scale up this support and to add an […]

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